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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:21 pm 
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The Boks of 2017 simply don't have the personnel we had a decade or two ago. How many current Boks would be automatic selections on any national team? I honestly cant think of one, even if we exclude the ABs from this exercise. Not even one !

10 years ago, we had the likes of Bismark, Matfield, Bakkies, Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Habana, Fourie du Preez, Jacque Fourie, who were all (arguable) in the top one or two in their positions.

Sadly - none of the upcoming crop have struck me as having the potential to join those ranks either :| .

Years of mediocrity await. :((


Marx would go very close to making a world 15 and would start for any team apart from NZ.


Has Creevy retired?


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The Boks of 2017 simply don't have the personnel we had a decade or two ago. How many current Boks would be automatic selections on any national team? I honestly cant think of one, even if we exclude the ABs from this exercise. Not even one !

10 years ago, we had the likes of Bismark, Matfield, Bakkies, Schalk Burger, Juan Smith, Habana, Fourie du Preez, Jacque Fourie, who were all (arguable) in the top one or two in their positions.

Sadly - none of the upcoming crop have struck me as having the potential to join those ranks either :| .

Years of mediocrity await. :((


Marx would go very close to making a world 15 and would start for any team apart from NZ.


Has Creevy retired?


Marx is way better.


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I would agree Marx is a potential great. Who else though? JLDP- nope - another FLO I'm afraid. Kitshoff - maybe but I doubt it. Pollard, Bosch et al- nope.


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I think we have some fatastic new talent coming through.

JLDP is also going to be world class. Serfontein can still progress as will Kitshoff.

For me the problem is scrummy, that's always been so important in our game. It's no coincidence that both our world cups came at a time we had the best scrummy in the world.

I'm with you.

If you don't have a scrum half with a good service and the vision to adapt his play from the play around him, then you put your flyhalf under pressure and your backline never gets into gear. If he has a decent service, but his play is predictable, it's just as bad.

We have been playing with journeyman scrum halves and our game has suffered.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Cape Town - Following their 37-15 Rugby Championship win over Argentina, the Springboks have moved up one spot to fourth in the official World Rugby rankings.

Allister Coetzee's Springboks leapfrogged Australia, who were beaten 54-34 at home by New Zealand.


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Cape Town - Following their 37-15 Rugby Championship win over Argentina, the Springboks have moved up one spot to fourth in the official World Rugby rankings.

Allister Coetzee's Springboks leapfrogged Australia, who were beaten 54-34 at home by New Zealand.


A 15+ win on Saturday will move the Boks into 3rd again, ahead of Ireland


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Cape Town - Following their 37-15 Rugby Championship win over Argentina, the Springboks have moved up one spot to fourth in the official World Rugby rankings.

Allister Coetzee's Springboks leapfrogged Australia, who were beaten 54-34 at home by New Zealand.


A 15+ win on Saturday will move the Boks into 3rd again, ahead of Ireland


I'm really hoping for a BP win as tough as that will be in ARG. We missed out on one in PE. Only possible way to keep up with NZ until a potential final showdown at Newlands because they will probably get a BP in every match.


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.


I believe the All Blacks biggest advantage, the last 14 years or so especially, was the continuity in their coaching whereas with the Boks every coach starts from scratch for 4 years, there is no continuity


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.

Straeulis team didn't lose by 50 points because they were shite. They got a man sent off early and they decided they were not interested in playing rugby and just set about trying to kill people.


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.

Straeulis team didn't lose by 50 points because they were shite. They got a man sent off early and they decided they were not interested in playing rugby and just set about trying to kill people.

They couldn't even get that right


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.

Straeulis team didn't lose by 50 points because they were shite. They got a man sent off early and they decided they were not interested in playing rugby and just set about trying to kill each other.


Minor correction.


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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.

Straeulis team didn't lose by 50 points because they were shite. They got a man sent off early and they decided they were not interested in playing rugby and just set about trying to kill people.


Yeah but the players was sent off because he was already trying to kill Wilkinson.


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1 NEW ZEALAND 95.21
2 ENGLAND 90.14
3 (4) SOUTH AFRICA 84.51 -> 85.66
4 (3) IRELAND 85.39
5 AUSTRALIA 84.21
6 SCOTLAND 82.47
7 WALES 81.73
8 FRANCE 79.63
9 FIJI 79.48
10 ARGENTINA 79.15 -> 78.00


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Boks move up again and Ireland to #2....is that their highest ever ranking?


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0.01 ahead of Scotland! Wonderful!


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0.01 ahead of Scotland! Wonderful!

Oh trust me, it was hardly a celebratory post about the Bok :lol:


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0.01 ahead of Scotland! Wonderful!




#RassieMustFall




I'm yet to be convinced that Rassie is the answer. But I more than open to being proven wrong.


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Jensrsa wrote:
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The Boks have always been up and down in the professional era haven't they? Remember the core squad that won the world cup and Lions tour were the embarrassing naked swimmers around the early 2000's getting their arse handed to them by England for 50 points.

Only the kiwis seem to have discovered how to keep a non-stop production line going of players without much in the way of dips.


I believe the All Blacks biggest advantage, the last 14 years or so especially, was the continuity in their coaching whereas with the Boks every coach starts from scratch for 4 years, there is no continuity



Streauli's team was finished the moment Keohane reported on the Geo Cronje /Quentin Davids matter. Kamp Staaldraad was just another poker in the arse.


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No progress out of the weekend for the Boks but their efforts push Australia into third.


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And Argentina falls down to a (I believe) lowest ever 10th, below Fiji...

Hourcade keeps on delivering.


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


I'll bite. Which players do you consider to be quotas?


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


Shut up. It took almost 25 years since the start of professionalism, but we're finally talking about Bok players without talking about their skin colour at the same time. There were no quotas in Saturday's team. :thumbup:


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


I'll bite. Which players do you consider to be quotas?


I dont know! I dont watch SA Super games anymore so Im not au fait with the domestic players and didn't see the match at the weekend. I was only asking to see what the full strength team with everyone available would be.


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1 (1) NEW ZEALAND 93.99
2 (2) IRELAND 88.05
3 (4) AUSTRALIA 86.56
4 (3) ENGLAND 85.19
5 (5) WALES 85.13
6 (6) SCOTLAND 83.83
7 (7) SOUTH AFRICA 83.81
8 (8) FRANCE 79.10
9 (10) FIJI 77.93
10 (9) ARGENTINA 77.54


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


I'll bite. Which players do you consider to be quotas?


I dont know! I dont watch SA Super games anymore so Im not au fait with the domestic players and didn't see the match at the weekend. I was only asking to see what the full strength team would be.


Apart from Marx (except in lineout chucking), Etsebeth (despite losing his cool) and Whitely (on the bench behind Thor) - all White-skinned players BTW - I reckon the team on Saturday is probably our Best in a Long Time. :)


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goose81 wrote:
What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


15 Warrick Gelant
14 Sbu Nkosi
13 Lukhanyo Am
12 Damian de Allende
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Handre Pollard
9 Ivan van Zyl
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Jean-Luc du Preez
6 Siya Kolisi (captain)
5 Eben Etzebeth
4 RG Snyman
3 Trevor Nyakane
2 Bongi Mbonambi
1 Tendai Mtawarira
16 Akker van der Merwe
17 Steven Kitshoff
18 Wilco Louw
19 Pieter-Steph du Toit
20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
21 Michael Claassens
22 Patrick Lambie
23 Clayton Blommetjies


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What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


15 Warrick Gelant
14 Sbu Nkosi
13 Lukhanyo Am
12 Damian de Allende
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Handre Pollard
9 Ivan van Zyl
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Jean-Luc du Preez
6 Siya Kolisi (captain)
5 Eben Etzebeth
4 RG Snyman
3 Trevor Nyakane
2 Bongi Mbonambi
1 Tendai Mtawarira
16 Akker van der Merwe
17 Steven Kitshoff
18 Wilco Louw
19 Pieter-Steph du Toit
20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
21 Michael Claassens
22 Patrick Lambie
23 Clayton Blommetjies


Bravo sir! Some delicious chum in the water there. :lol:


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rabble wrote:
goose81 wrote:
What would be the SA team with no quotas and European based players included be?


15 Warrick Gelant
14 Sbu Nkosi
13 Lukhanyo Am
12 Damian de Allende
11 Lwazi Mvovo
10 Handre Pollard
9 Ivan van Zyl
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Jean-Luc du Preez
6 Siya Kolisi (captain)
5 Eben Etzebeth
4 RG Snyman
3 Trevor Nyakane
2 Bongi Mbonambi
1 Tendai Mtawarira
16 Akker van der Merwe
17 Steven Kitshoff
18 Wilco Louw
19 Pieter-Steph du Toit
20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe
21 Michael Claassens
22 Patrick Lambie
23 Clayton Blommetjies

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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SA and Scotland the big movers after this weekend's results?


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Jensrsa wrote:
1 NEW ZEALAND 95.21
2 ENGLAND 90.14
3 (4) SOUTH AFRICA 84.51 -> 85.66
4 (3) IRELAND 85.39
5 AUSTRALIA 84.21
6 SCOTLAND 82.47
7 WALES 81.73
8 FRANCE 79.63
9 FIJI 79.48
10 ARGENTINA 79.15 -> 78.00


Fiji not that far behind France.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
1 NEW ZEALAND 95.21
2 ENGLAND 90.14
3 (4) SOUTH AFRICA 84.51 -> 85.66
4 (3) IRELAND 85.39
5 AUSTRALIA 84.21
6 SCOTLAND 82.47
7 WALES 81.73
8 FRANCE 79.63
9 FIJI 79.48
10 ARGENTINA 79.15 -> 78.00


Fiji not that far behind France.


Those are old rankings

Updates rankings:
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1 (1) NEW ZEALAND 93.99
2 (2) IRELAND 89.20 (88.05)
3 (5) WALES 85.94 (85.13)
4 (3) AUSTRALIA 85.41 (86.56)
5 (7) SOUTH AFRICA 84.65 ( 83.81)
6 (4) ENGLAND 84.35 (85.19)
7 (6) SCOTLAND 81.83 (83.83)
8 (8) FRANCE 79.10
9 (9) FIJI 78.31 (77.93)
10 (10) ARGENTINA 76.73 (77.54)


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Jensrsa wrote:
flaggETERNAL wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
1 NEW ZEALAND 95.21
2 ENGLAND 90.14
3 (4) SOUTH AFRICA 84.51 -> 85.66
4 (3) IRELAND 85.39
5 AUSTRALIA 84.21
6 SCOTLAND 82.47
7 WALES 81.73
8 FRANCE 79.63
9 FIJI 79.48
10 ARGENTINA 79.15 -> 78.00


Fiji not that far behind France.


Those are old rankings

Updates rankings:
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1 (1) NEW ZEALAND 93.99
2 (2) IRELAND 89.20 (88.05)
3 (5) WALES 85.94 (85.13)
4 (3) AUSTRALIA 85.41 (86.56)
5 (7) SOUTH AFRICA 84.65 ( 83.81)
6 (4) ENGLAND 84.35 (85.19)
7 (6) SCOTLAND 81.83 (83.83)
8 (8) FRANCE 79.10
9 (9) FIJI 78.31 (77.93)
10 (10) ARGENTINA 76.73 (77.54)


So based on rankings, the only hope at knocking off the All Blacks in Japan are the Irish, who've never been past the quarterfinals.


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flaggETERNAL wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:
1 NEW ZEALAND 95.21
2 ENGLAND 90.14
3 (4) SOUTH AFRICA 84.51 -> 85.66
4 (3) IRELAND 85.39
5 AUSTRALIA 84.21
6 SCOTLAND 82.47
7 WALES 81.73
8 FRANCE 79.63
9 FIJI 79.48
10 ARGENTINA 79.15 -> 78.00


Fiji not that far behind France.


Those are old rankings

Updates rankings:
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1 (1) NEW ZEALAND 93.99
2 (2) IRELAND 89.20 (88.05)
3 (5) WALES 85.94 (85.13)
4 (3) AUSTRALIA 85.41 (86.56)
5 (7) SOUTH AFRICA 84.65 ( 83.81)
6 (4) ENGLAND 84.35 (85.19)
7 (6) SCOTLAND 81.83 (83.83)
8 (8) FRANCE 79.10
9 (9) FIJI 78.31 (77.93)
10 (10) ARGENTINA 76.73 (77.54)


So based on rankings, the only hope at knocking off the All Blacks in Japan are the Irish, who've never been past the quarterfinals.


France always has a chance :)


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Ireland strong number 2 in reality


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